The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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Cicely Tyson ages from 19 to 110 in the role of Jane Pittman, a fictional African-American woman whose life began in slavery and ended at the inception of the Civil Rights Movement. Northern journalist Quentin Lerner (Michael Murphy) travels to the racially polarized south of 1962 to interview Ms. Pittman for a potential book. Her life unfolds in flashbacks, many painful and unpleasant, but just as many are uplifting and hopeful. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines and filmed on location in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tracy Keenan Wynn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 12, 2002
Runtime:
Westchester Films

Cast


as Jane Pittman

as Joe Pittman

as Big Laura

as Master Bryant

as Quentin Lerner

as Sheriff Guidry

as Tee-Bob

as Mr. Robert

as Madame Gautier

as Southern Lady

as Mistress Bryant

as Jimmy at 7

as Unc Isom

as Colonel Dye

as Albert Cluveau

as Etienne

as Little Ned

as Trooper Brown

as Ferry Captain

as Ned at 18

as Elder Banks

as Freedom Investigator

as Amma Dean
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By celebrating the quiet heroism of an African American woman, this moving film pays homage to the high value of freedom.

Full Review… | February 14, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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